This is an advertisement in my local paper today. I am tempted just to post this and nothing else, but I will comment.
I know it’s just an ad, and six months ago I would never have even looked at it. But I read it, and the first thing that popped into my mind was loneliness is not a disease. After a little deeper thought, I started to wonder, who is this church’s target and why? This is one of the largest churches in town, yet they have to proscelytize this way?
” …showing up in teenagers, singles, widows, just about anyone whose lives it can slowly destroy”
This just seems to target, for a lack of better words, the weak. A person who may be more susceptable to believing in a mythical being. If a person is indoctrinated early like my wife, it becomes very difficult for them not to believe, so the churches already have them. Who else to target? I know! A widow or a single person feeling alone! Yeah, write an ad, get on it!
I guess I have just turned into a cynic.
And I know HeIsSailing posted another of this same churches ads on one of his articles on de-conversion that basically used an attractive woman to get new members but in my brief search over there I couldn’t find it. If anyone knows the post please link it back.